How are environmental provisions incorporated in regional trade agreements (RTAs)? What are the environmental impacts of RTAs? Participants at a recent OECD workshop discussed these issues and shared ideas on co-operation activities, consultation mechanisms and dispute settlement.
This report features recent regional trade agreements with substantive environmental content, focusing on agreements between New Zealand and Hong Kong (China); Chinese Taipei and Nicaragua; and European Union trade agreements with Korea, Montenegro and Serbia.
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Globalisation, technology and international development are transforming world trade. The OECD Trade Committee will support trade policy makers in sharing the benefits of open trade through analysis, policy advice and close engagement with emerging economies.
South-South and Latin American regional trade agreements (RTAs) have progressed most in eliminating agricultural trade tariffs. However, the dairy, meat, sugar and cereal sectors are still often protected by exemptions such as tariff rate quotas (TRQs).
Source: Statistiques du commerce international par produit de l'OCDE (mis à jour continuellement) - Les facteurs de conversion sont utilisés pour convertir les données en monnaie nationale en dollars des États-Unis. Les facteurs de conversion envoyés à l'UNSD sont soit fournis par le pays concerné soit compilés par le FMI. Les taux de conversion du commerce sont des moyennes pondérées des taux de change mensuels ou trimestriels, les
Résumés des réunions du groupe de travail de l’OCDE sur les crédits et garanties de crédit à l’exportation (CGE).
Emerging economies are increasingly important in the pharmaceutical sector as markets and as research and development (R&D) participants. Further involvement by these economies in international trade facilitating measures will help trade, innovation and globalisation of R&D.
How do services commitments in RTAs influence multilateral negotiations? Through 4 case studies of the RTAs of Chile, Japan, the EU and the US, this paper looks at political economy issues underlying RTAs in general, as well as the specific concessions that countries make on trade in services.
How can trade help developing countries reduce poverty and boost their economy? The Aid for Trade Initiative is explained in a new book that shows how it secures resources and raises awareness of the role of trade in development.
Technology, lower transport costs and trade in intermediate inputs and tasks have given countries access to additional labour and capital than what is just available within their borders. Policy makers should focus on these changing dynamics in resource bases.